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San Francisco Man Arrested 98 Times

Posted by Seth Chazin | Nov 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Since 1991, Daniel Grijalva, has been arrested 98 times. Most recently he came to the attention of the police when he was masturbating in public, high on paint fumes, in the middle of the day in downtown San Francisco.

The list of crimes he has been arrested for is long: burglary (CA Penal Code 459) , robbery(CA Penal Code 211) , resisting arrest (CA Penal Code 148 , possession of narcotics (Health and Safety Code 11350 a) , sale of narcotics (Health and Safety Code 11351Health and Safety Code 11351), credit card fraud (CA Penal Code 484) , indecent exposure(CA Penal Code 314),etc.

On Sept 6, Grijalva was arrested at Washington and Drumm in San Francisco on suspicion of robbery, resisting arrest, and violating parole. Twelve days later, he was picked up on a parole violation. Since Grijalva is on a non-revocable parole- given to nonviolent offenders- he was released both times.

No charges were filed. The San Francisco District Attorney's office said it was a state parole issue and that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation deals with these situations. Coincidentally, that agency has no record of Grijalva in their system. Why continue to file charges against this offender when it obviously is not doing much to help him or the city. This is a huge waste of resources. Grijalva needs to be provided rehabilitation so that he can resolve his obvious mental health issues and better his situation. At the same time, the county won't be wasting resources and Grijalva will stop committing crimes.

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Seth Chazin

Seth P. Chazin has aggressively defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases for over 25 years. He has extensive experience representing criminal defendants in federal and state court, while handling both state and federal appeals as well.

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